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in the national league's only game yesterday. san francisco stayed alive against cincinnati. they won 2-1. the red lead the series, 2-1. and there are games in all four playoff series set for today. so if you are a baseball fan this is your favorite time of year. >> exactly. >> getting done to the nitty-gritty. >> right. this is my favorite time of year. >> really? >> the holidays. it is officially time to start getting ready for the holidays. simply because neiman marcus is out with its over-the-top christmas catalog. who doesn't love that? >> guessing you're a big neiman marcus fan. >> most expensive item, his/hers watches from van cleef & arpels, trips to paris, they can be yours for over $1 million. >> oh, that cheap? for those on a budget like most of us can kid a special edition red mclaren sports car. all yours for just $354,000. just a paltry sum there. i'll take the watch for christmas, sunny, appreciate that.
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well, there is nothing quite like a bit of cloak and well, there's nothing quite like a bit of cloak and dagger, especially on a wednesday hump day morning. this one, though, centers on the killing of a top al qaeda leader in yemen just over a year ago. >> it seems the lady in his life and a cia spy led to his downfall. abc's brian ross has the details. >> reporter: he evaded the u.s. for years, but a new report says anwar al awaky's downfol may have been linked to his wife's shopping list for pantene sham pop, nevea, dove soap, and other items not available in yemen. we have sent other people before and nothing really suited her taste, he wrote as he sent the
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list to someone he thought was a trusted al qaeda aide. the trusted aide says he was a spy. in an interview with a danish newspaper, morten storm, a danish convert to islam says he went to yemen and worked with the cia to help track and kill al awlaki. >> he was a terrorist. he wanted to kill innocent people. >> reporter: storm was part of a radical islamic group in europe. this was him in '05 at an anti-u.s. rally that made news in london. six months later, he says, he had been recruited by danish intelligence for his dangerous role. >> if al qaeda came to the conclusion he was spying for the day daynes and cia, they would have killed him. >> reporter: in fact, like popular "homeland" tv show, agents use high-tech devices to track their targets. in the case of al awlaki, they
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bugged a thumb drive he used to send messages including the wife's list. >> reporter: transmitter would be placed in the program that could send a message so he could be located. >> reporter: communications sent in september, and al-awlaki was killed september 30th last year. the u.s. was using a variety of efforts to track al awlaki. and the cia would not comment on the alleged role of the danish spy. brian ross, abc new, new york. snoop well, the shopping list foiled in the whole plot. >> my goodness. still to come, she survived double elimination on last night's "dancing with the stars," but is bristol palin dancing with danger? how her appearance on the show has taken a pretty serious turn. >> first, an important warning about a product that you may have in your home that could start fires. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. atchúd
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promise it will spark your interest. >> on a serious note, a widely used product that could be in your home is more of a threat than you are probably aware of. abc's elizabeth leamy ignites the story about linseed oil. >> reporter: devastating fires. a week ago in illinois, the week before that, massachusetts. but like this blaze in washington, d.c., they were caused without a spark. the flames started by themselves. it is the danger of linseed oil, a wood stain and sealant found in every hardware store. we're going to show you how it happens. passing some linseed oil-soaked rags and newspapers into a box. that's exactly what mike and sherri prentice of cincinnati did. >> i had put it folded on itself into the corner of the garage. >> reporter: suddenly they were fighting for their lives. >> there were flames shooting 30 feet into the skies. >> reporter: in our experiment after just an hour the linseed soaked rags have reached 110 degrees. two hours in, we spot smoke.
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linseed oil is safe for wood because you spread it out. but left on wadded up rags or paper, the oil is so concentrated, it heats up as it's van rates. some experts say take linseed oil-soaked rags and spread them out on your driveway until they are totally dry. want to be more cautious? get a metal can, fill it up with water, dump the rags in, and seal it up. it has been a little over three hours now, and suddenly, we see flames. >> ooh. >> reporter: remember, all with no outside spark. elisabeth leamy, abc news, washington. >> wow. >> i'm shocked. >> some news you can use, that's for sure. >> exactly. no more linseed oil. >> you're done. >> it is also edible. it can be a nutritional supplement.
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♪ i'm watching i'm watching i'm watching american television ♪ ♪ i'm watching i'm watching i'm watching american television ♪ ♪ i'm watching >> finally this half hour, bad news for drew lachey. >> lachey. >> nick lachey -- that's right and drew lachey. and helio castroneves. they'll are now former contestants on "dancing with the stars." yes, former contest tanltds because they were both booted off the show last night. >> not only did bristol palin
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get low marks this week, she also received a death threat. we get the disturbing details now from abc's nick watt. >> reporter: one of the most tear-filled blow-ups we have ever seen. bristol palin an emotional wreck in rehearsal. a sign of partner strain and something potentially more serious. >> what are you saying? >> you are not there. >> reporter: her mom sarah backstage before the show broke sinister news on facebook. i am sorry to say she is getting those annoying death threats and more mystery white powder sent to her while on dwts this all-star season. ♪ they had it coming >> reporter: a similar package sent the last time she was on the show in 2010. this time bristol is defiant. >> with our security here, we feel safe. >> reporter: so who would threaten the daughter of mama
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grizzly? >> some one man who does not have a lot going on in their life. so a show like "dancing with the stars," unfortunately, is an ideal target for people who want to, to send threats. >> reporter: a man tried to break into the studio to meet gymnast shawn johnson on the show, with a gun, duct tape and love letters found in his car according to police. security was tightened when erin andrews received e-mail threats. the producers released a statement saying they take the health and safety of all our competitors and employees very seriously. the lapd and fbi are on the trail of the mystery white powder, which turned out not to be anthrax. >> you do a 360 around the package where it came from that can give you lead. >> reporter: meanwhile bristol was doing the pasodoble, her dance for survival. >> bristol get the aggression out it works! >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> a lot of twisted people in the word. wow. >> my goodness. don't vote for her. don't have to send her white powder. >> relax, everybody. it is a dancing show. woo. more from abc next. powder. >> relax, everybody. it is a dancing show. woo. more from abc next.
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this morning on "world news now" -- unprecedented attack. state department officials reveal vivid new details of last month's deadly assault in libya. >> the information comes ahead of a key hearing today on capitol hill. it's wednesday, october 10th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good wednesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> always good to have you back, sunshine. >> good to be here. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to those dramatic revelations about the rampage in benghazi in a moment. also this half hour, jerry sandusky's day of reckoning. the prosecutor paints a picture of defiance and denial as sandusky is sentenced to decades in prison, likely for the rest of his life. >> likely. >> absolutely.
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the small window. >> but there's a small window for him, only 30 to 60 years. and then a dying woman trying to enjoy the trif of a lifetime is man-handled by the tsa. how the agency is answering charges that this time it went way too far. rob, why am i not surprised at this story? >> we all know you are not a fan of flying or the tsa or the rule about no cell phones on the plane. this story makes you angry. >> it does. >> absolutely ridiculous. >> it does. >> see what the tsa -- how it is defending itself this time. and then later not one, but two all-stars get the boot. we'll have all the double elimination details from last night's "dancing with the stars." >> and i actually watched it, and i thought the wrong people got the boot. >> did you really? i am stunned you have an opinion on that. i didn't watch it last night. so i got to rely on you in a few minutes. well, on to more serious news.
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one month after the deadly attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, and three other americans, congress is set to open hearings into the assault today. >> we are now learning about how the streets of benghazi exploded into violence. tonight, the night ambassador chris stevens and others were killed. jonathan karl tells us what state department officials are now revealing. >> reporter: this is ahead of a major congressional hearing into what happened on that attack on our consulate in libya. we're hear nug details, details that we have never heard before, about what went down. this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad. and became an attack. now we are told, there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on. and we teerld th-- we're told ty
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saw a large number of armed men coming and approaching the compound. we're told it was a very complex attack. without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history. never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else. we were told, by this, this senior state department official. one other fascinating detail is that they still don't know how ambassador stevens got to the hospital. doctors at the hospital took the cell phone out of his -- out of his pants, his pocket and started calling it. that's how they found out he was there. they say they continue to investigate, but they have never given us anywhere near detailed timeline like this. believe me a big part of this is because you have a major congressional hearing they wanted to get this out now. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> wow. >> the details that we are hearing are just -- so incredible to me. this detail -- the area of the compound was the size of a football field with a 9-foot-high wall topped by 3 feet of barbed wire. and, in fact, the ambassador was in a safe haven room with other agents.
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and they could see these armed men roaming through that house, trying to open grates looking for them. the amount of intelligence that these men had to have had to know where the ambassador was, how to get into the compound that was so heavily guarded and targeting that safe haven room, that really is unprecedented. >> that's how -- why you can see in the first couple of days from linked to the anti-muslim film, to now saying -- this was a coordinated premed talted terrorist attack. knoll other conclusion to draw once you hear the details. it sounds like such a well fortified building. >> yes. >> and the all. intelligence they had, clearly this was something in the works. not coincidental, it occurred on 9/11. a date burned into our american psyche forever. but scary. you can imagine a lot of tough questions on capitol hill today. that's why foreign policy now becoming a hot issue in the presidential race because so many unanswered questions about the night in libya. >> the timing of the hearing is
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curious at best. >> hot there on capitol hill. yep. well, now to "your voice, your vote." with 27 days until the election, president obama is back at the white house after a campaign swing through ohio. the president urged students at ohio state to vote early. democratic advisers are playing down a recent surge in the polls by mitt romney saying they always expected the race to be close. romney was also campaigning in ohio, getting support from new jersey governor chris christie. voters in the buckeye state will see a lot of romney over the next few days. the campaigns and outside groups have spent more than $141 million on tv ads in ohio through the beginning of october. the killing of mexico's most feared criminal gang kingpin should be considered a major coup in the war on drugs. but it has now turned into a bit of an embarrassment. mexican special forces say they killed cartel leader, heriberto
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lazcano. in a vicious gun battle. then it fizzled as armed gunmen stormed a funeral home and snatched lazcano's remains from under the noses of authorities. >> how did he disappear? >> that is a wild story. >> that is fascinating. >> the nickname says it all, "the executioner." they actually had a $5 million bounty on his head. highest profile drug lord to be killed or captured, when mexican president calderon took office in 2006. they got one of the big fish here for sure. but the drug war in mexico is frightening and violent and doesn't even begin to scratch the surface there. >> unbelievable. apparently he was also one of mexico's most wanted men. and this isn't the first time a body has disappeared. the cartels are sort of known for doing that kind of thing. >> it is. scary. speaking of body, one was pulled out of the charles river in boston. identified as that of jonathan daly architecture graduate student who has been missing since last tuesday. daly's roommate said they spent the evening at home watching tv and went to bed. those who knew him best said daly never would have taken off without telling someone.
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>> he had just the clothes on his back. he didn't have i.d. with him. we think he might have had $100. but it was like he was casually going out at 8:30 in the evening to go get some coffee. >> investigators have released few details about how daly might have died. unidentified sources say his body was weighed down by a cinderblock. lawyers for jerry sandusky are expected to put the wheels in motion for an appeal after jerry sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys. sandusky gave a rambling statement, maintaining his innocence, while his victims painted the former penn state assistant coach as a monster. lead prosecutor joe mcgettigan says sandusky deserves to be behind bars for the rest of his oochz >> he displayed deviance, narcissism, lack of feeling for life. >> he displayed deviance, narcissism, lack of feeling for the pain he caused others and to the end, unwillingness to accept responsibility, in fact, his statement today was a masterpiece of banal,
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self-delusion. completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance or responsibility. >> after sandusky's sentencing, the penn state president put out a statement saying "while the sentence cannot erase what happened, hopefully it will provide comfort to those affected by these horrible events." the deadly meningitis outbreak is getting worse by the day with florida now reporting its first death late last night. that brings the total death toll now to 12. at least 119 people in ten states have come down with the deadly but noncontagious form of the disease. the rare cases of fungal meningitis have been tied to steroid shots that have been made by a specialty pharmacy in the state of massachusetts. nasa scientists say they may have solved a martian mystery. the small piece of shiny object that they found on the planet is
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most likely a piece of plastic that fell from curiosity rover. the spacecraft, it captured an image of the object after scooping up martian sand and dust over the weekend. space jumper felix baumgartner is confined to earth this morning after the balloon weather troubles postponed his flight. the balloon that carries the daredevil into the stratosphere is so delicate it can only launch if winds are two miles an hour or below. they may try again tomorrow morning depending on the weather. >> the world is fascinated to see if the guy survives this or not from 23 miles up. i can't wait. >> is this really a good idea? i just -- >> better him than us. right? >> yes. here is a look at your wednesday weather. another drizzly day from new york to d.c. showers in new england. a shot of cold air in the plains and midwest. rain or snow showers from fargo to the northern great lakes. showers from san francisco to san diego. 70s in sacramento and much of the rockies. 60s in the pacific northwest. mostly 50s in the midwest.
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some new insight this morning into the mystery of stonehenge. artwork in the ancient landmark that we've never seen before. >> researchers scanning the stone circle with 3-d lasers found layers of faded art, dozens of prehistoric carvings embedded so deep it can't be seen with the naked eye. the discovery suggests that more effort was put into creating this side of stonehenge, possibly because most ancient people would have approached from that direction. >> huh. who knew? >> interesting. well, coming up -- a big night last night on "dancing with the stars," the dreaded double elimination. we'll tell you who is out ahead in "the skinny." first, if this doesn't get your blood boiling, airport outrage. a dying woman experience is a humiliating pat down at the hand of tsa agents. what they did to her and how the agency is now responding. you are watching "world news
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sunny, i know your feelings about airlines and the tsa. sunny, i know your feelings about airlines and the tsa. so this story you're not going to like at all, an understatement. it all took place at the airport in seattle. >> yes. a woman who is terminally ill says screeners embarrassed her in front of other passengers.
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as joel moreno of our seattle station reports she was also refused privacy which she had asked for. >> reporter: as airport screening measures evolve, travelers must constantly adjust to new requirements. michelle denay tried to do everything right for one of the last trips of her life but says tsa humiliated her. >> i had five total bags of these. >> reporter: denay is dying of leukemia and carried a large amount of prescription drugs through sea-tac last week for a trip to hawaii. she called alaska airlines ahead of time for a wheelchair and asked how her medicine should be separate ford security line. >> i did everything they asked me to do, so i didn't think it would be an issue. >> reporter: during the screening she says nothing went right. a machine couldn't get a reading on her saline bag, so a tsa agent forced one open contaminating the fluid she need to survive. because of organ failure, denay has feeding tubes into her stomach. she says agents made her lift her shirt to pull back the bandages with passengers staring. she asked for privacy and says she was told no.
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>> they just said it was fine. the location we were at was fine. tsa says "officers are trained to perform pat downs in a dignified manner and at any point passengers can request a private screening with a witness prnt. present. clearly denay's request wasn't honored. tsa website has information people traveling with wheelchairs or medicines and asks passengers contact them directly. denay says she doesn't want other people with special needs to have the same bad experience. her final days are too precious to spend a single moment being mistreated. >> and when somebody wants to take a trip, especially what i call an end-of-life trip because you want to see your family and friends, then it becomes -- it's even more important than just taking a trip. >> that's -- >> where's that humanity? where's the humanity? >> that is outrageous. outrageous. if she called ahead and specifically said this is my situation, and still they weren't ready for her, knowing what her life situation is right now, that's appalling.
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>> she's got medication, feeding tubes and tubes. it's obvious this is a sick woman. >> not a terrorist or threat to the airline. >> yeah, yeah. >> oh, man. tsa. >> nice job. nice job, tsa, nice job. >> let's lighten the mood, shall we? we'll come back with "the skinny" this morning. >> you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" @
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> well, it's time for t"the skinn skinny". i actually watched the "dancing with the stars" double elimination last night. because i just like the double elimination thing. the stakes are so high. >> stakes are high. >> -- so high. i have got to tell you, i was surprised by who got eliminated because -- the folks that got eliminated were, if i remember, two stars go home. it was helio castroneves and drew lachey. and i thought drew lachey did a good job. there he goes. he was moving his bum bum, did a good job. he looked good. and helio looked good. who didn't look so good, kirstie alley. her dance partner had this weirdo wig on. dancing to "moves like jagger," wasn't moving very well. got to tell you, bristol palin. >> she got the lowest scores of
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the night -- lowest scores of the week. didn't get the boot. >> she was not good. she looked really pretty. she looked good. but, dancing competition. not a looks competition. >> you know what, everything in this country turns into, you know, a popularity contest. you know that. >> it does, and it shouldn't because it's dancing. >> many of us never left high school. >> you know who was good? emmitt smith. he did this torpedo dive in between like a torpedo dive in between his partner's legs. from a distance. like ran. >> an athlete. star running back. >> it was hot. it was smoking hot. >> you are into it. i like it you are into this. >> into it. >> season 86. i like it. >> it was good. double elimination. maybe not so good here, the feud between anderson cooper and star jones. this thing goes back a couple weeks. star on the "today show", accused anderson of coming out as gay because of a ratings ploy, what she is telling the today show. he got on his talk show, fired back, don't get me in a war with star jones, said my piece on star jones. i'm not one to have a feud on all this.
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he said, look, i didn't know she was still on tv. i didn't come out because i wanted to get ratings out. i came out because i wanted to at the prompting of a friend. anyway then he apparently came out later and said the "today" show wanted him to come on with star and duke it out. he said, tried to book me. blah, blah, blah. i was like -- i have nothing more to say nor do i want to be in a room with her. i am done. she said something. he fired back. she tweeted something back. he said something back. just -- it just got -- just got messy. >> he wins. think he wins. got to tell you. i think he wins. >> if there is a winner, gauge career longevity. how about that? well, janet jackson, janet jackson, this is this story -- a story in "vanity fair" very, very juicy all about the jackson family, michael jackson's burial. apparently, they said in the story that janet jackson paid $40,000 for a burial plot got -- deposit that she gave to the cemetery.
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before she allowed the funeral to take place, she wanted to be reimbursed $40,000. >> that is no money for janet. >> she wants a retraction. i don't know. >> think jacksons, think drama, folks. that's it. [ snoring ]
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> oh, sorry. love country. finally this half hour, it's called music city, but our purposes we'll simply cal "nashville" the new drama that premieres tonight here on abc. >> that's 10:00 p.m./9:00 central here on abc. our los angeles station's reporter of kabc talked to the stars of the show. >> i know you. you're burning up out there, girl. >> oh, thank you. my mama was one of your biggest fans. >> reporter: the new drama series "nashville" takes us
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inside come the competitive world of the country music business. connie briton plays a veteran artist no longer a fixture at the top of the charts. and hayden panettiere, the brash young, up and comer who will do what it takes to succeed. connie, should we be thinking of people in the country music world who exist now, when we watch the show, reba, miranda lambert or taylor swift? >> i don't think anyone on the show has based the character on some real country performer. i think it would be limiting to us if we were trying to play somebody who is out there in the world. i think we have much more freedom to create these characters that just feel true to our story. ♪ >> reporter: the show is a dream come true for hayden who gets to mix her two passions -- music and acting. >> i love being able to do it. it is definitely getting to a level that i've not experienced
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before. i've tried my hand in it, but the whole stage presence of it and the audience aspect of it, it's different. it is new. >> reporter: it's exactly the opposite for connie. she's a newcomer to the recording world. ♪ i'm already gone >> i think i wanted to do something where i felt really challenged and something that felt different from what i have been doing before. and just was a great opportunity to stretch some different muscles. so that's what i've been doing. >> george pa na koes, los angeles, from abc news. >> i think that is going to be a hit. >> you are calling it? calling it already? >> it's going to be big. country music is huge. >> it's going to be good. oh, see! >> oh, see. i guess you think it is going to be a hit too. >> that's how she got the show. you know -- >> she
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this morning on "world news now" -- troubling timeline. state department officials are offering a new version of the attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. this morning on "world news now" -- troubling timeline. state department officials are offering a new version of the attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. >> they say the unprecedented assault was not triggered by an anti-muslim video. it's wednesday, october 10th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good hump day morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. my old friend back in the saddle with me this morning today and tomorrow. >> that's right. that's right. we're going to be together for two days. >> that's it. my longest relationship. >> i am sunny hostin in for paula faris. we'll get to what we're learning about the september 11th attack in libya in just a
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moment. also ahead, the presidential candidates zero in on ohio while their running mates hunker down for last-minute debate prep. >> if you want more evidence of just how badly the president hurt himself in that debate last week, he's in iowa. the numbers have gone down in iowa. the numbers even went down in new hampshire where he was up considerably. next debate, the v.p. debate tomorrow night. it's important. the president really has -- >> got to step it up. he has got to show up. >> every single poll is starting to coalesce around mitt romney. mitt feeling momentum to say the least. also this half hour, the jerry sandusky sentencing. the former penn state assistant coach, his victims, and finally the judge have their say in a pennsylvania courtroom. a little later meet the real sleeping beauty. yes. the women who are receiving kiss after kiss and marrying the first stranger whose lips get them to open their eyes. >> i don't understand that story at all.
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i am fascinated to see that later in the show. >> i am too. i'm fascinated. >> sounds a little per vish to me. who am i to judge? what is up? what makes you wake up? what kind of sleep? >> drug induced sleep, is it narcolepsy? >> what is it that wakes you up? funky breath? i don't know what's going on. we'll get into that in just a minute. first some serious news this morning. members of congress will be demanding answers about security in libya and what exactly happened last month when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in benghazi. ahead of today's hearing, state department officials are now saying the assault came without warnings as several groups of heavily armed men went on the attac abc's jonathan karl says the officials are not linking the violence to an anti-muslim video. >> reporter: at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. now we are told there was no
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protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy, of the consulate compound, was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on. we're told they saw a large number of armed men coming in and approaching that compound. >> one state department official calls the deadly violence on september 11th in benghazi unprecedented. at today's hearing, some of those officials are expected to be grilled about why more security was not provided for diplomats in libya. in other news this morning, plans are under way in pennsylvania to move jerry sandusky to one of the state's prisons where he will likely spend the rest of his life. the former penn state assistant coach has been sentenced to decades behind bars, of course, for molesting young boys. the judge said the tragedy of the crime is that it's a story of betrayal. abc's t.j. winick was at the court in pennsylvania.
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>> reporter: these pictures of jerry sandusky at the county courthouse could be the last time we see the former penn state football coach and convicted pedophile outside prison walls. the 68-year-old received a state prison sentence of 30 to 60 years. the order was handed down after three of sandusky's victims spoke, including the young man known as victim number one. >> when the sentence was handed down, he was very emotional. it is plain to see what a cathartic moment it was for him. >> reporter: when it was his turn, sandusky said that he had spent his time in jail meditating, writing, and reading books about persecution and struggle. he maintained his innocence as he did in the audio statement. >> they could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: the lead prosecutor said both sandusky's statements were in keeping with his behavior throughout the case. >> he displayed deviance, narcissism, a lack of feeling
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for the pain he caused others. >> reporter: defense attorney claimed the case was rushed to court and that he didn't have time to prepare a proper defense. >> i just think there were so many different parties involved in this who wanted this to go away. >> reporter: sandusky's security will likely be an issue as where to place hiison crimes may im aget t.j. winick, abc news, bellefonte, pennsylvania. >> i assume they have to make special arrangements there because you can't put this man in general population considering the high profile nature of the case and the crime. >> and the crime especially. you know, historically they are housed separately, especially child sex offenders. >> yeah. >> there is court justice. >> not only sex offenders, but child sex offenders. >> yeah. jail deals with those people differently than the courtroom does. two levels of justice. let me ask you this. he didn't speak at trial. why come out with the statement the day before the sentencing
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and why speak at the sentencing yesterday? >> it's completely bizarre. it is his right not to speak at trial. typically defendants don't. what you usually see, rob, you see remorse. you see people accept responsibility for their crimes. they don't quibble or quarrel with the verdict. then the courts sometimes show mercy. here you saw defiance, no acceptance of responsibility. that's why i am shocked he only got 30 years. if he's in front of judge sunny, he's getting 450 years. >> judge sunny is tough. >> he's getting the maximum. the message need to be sent to jerry sandusky and pedestrian files and to the victims that their stories count, that it matters that they have the courage and bravery to come forward. >> it does suggest he truly lives in his own world. >> he's a sick man. he's a sociopath. well, in los angeles, the professional tennis umpire charged with killing her husband with a coffee mug has passed a lie detector test. lois goodman denied any role in her husband's death on a privately administered polygraph. goodman insisted all along her ailing 80-year-old husband died in a freak fall. so her attorneys are trying to get prosecutors to drop the
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charges. >> mrs. goodman couldn't wait to take this test. she couldn't wait to -- to tell the truth. she told the truth. mr. trumarco has certified it as the truth. >> prosecutors say that goodman bludgeoned and stabbed her husband and went to a tennis match and had a manicure as he bled to death. police say she is uncooperative when asked to take their polygraph. a boston man in federal custody after he tried boarding a plane at l.a.x., wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an arsenal of weapons in his luggage. among those, grenades, billy clubs, knives, a hatchet. perhaps more disturbing, agents also found body bags, duct tape, and handcuffs. he's now facing multiple charges, and for now he's not cooperating with federal authorities. >> did the tsa stop him like they stopped the woman that was terminally ill and searched and exploded her saline bag?
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>> i.v. bag, all right. i would hope so. that is beyond disturbing whatever the motivation may have been. let us be thankful that, perhaps some one up to no good, got busted. >> at least they stopped him. yes. well, it was all about ohio in the presidential race. both candidates campaigned hard the state yesterday, and mitt romney has more appearances there today. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with more on this very close race. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. good luck trying to make sense of any polls over the last couple days. one thing is clear. this hayes has gotten tighter. mitt romney was back in iowa for the first time in nearly a month. >> iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united tate >> flying over his event, this sign mocking him for the
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comments about big bird at last week's debate. the obama campaign is also trying to keep that in the news with this new ad. >> mitt romney taking on our >> mt.t romney taking on our >> republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of de >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stands is not easy. a new center taken after the dee, the president's acknodged wasn't on his a-game at the showdown. >> after the debate i had a bunch of folks come up and say, don't be so polite, don't be so nice. >> but his campaign insists his performance didn't change the fundamentals of the race. >> what was being presented wasn't leadership -- that's salesmanship. >> the narrowing polls are making some democrats nervous.
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so the pressure is on vice president biden in his debate tomorrow night against paul ryan. republicans say paul ryan will be ready for battle. rob and sunny, back to you. >> karen, thanks a lot. tomorrow the candidates for vice president who will meet face to face. our own martha raddatz will moderate. abc will carry it live. it all kicks off at 9:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow night. the federal government is suing wells fargo bank in new yor tho of cf1depann the awiwell falsely certified that its loans met the requirements necessary or g ins entg tos recover hundreds of millions. it says it had to pay out to cover loan defaults. j well, parts of lake michigan are looking a lot more like the high seas. take a look at these big waves churning out there. they were fueled yesterday by winds topping 50 miles an hour. the waters were so rough a car ferry canceled service and gusting winds knocked out power
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to more than a thousand folks. see, if paula was here, michigan native, she would have lots to say since she's from michigan. i'm from jersey, so i don't. >> ha ha. i'm from manhattan. >> exactly. here's a look at your wednesday weather. rain from fargo to duluth. and marquette, michigan. snow showers to the north. cloudy with a few sprinkles new york to d.c. showers in new england. scattered thunderstorms around miami, west palm beach. showers along the california coast. mostly 70s in the rockies. just 40s from fargo to the twin cities. 80s around new orleans and miami. looking nice in new orleans. >> four nicest month down south -- march, april, or, down there. 83 in october? i'll take it. all the single ladies can now get some extra help in figuring out whether their love interest is legit. the website he texted lets users upload a screen shot of a lover's text. >> other visitors to the site
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lly.ther visitors to the site how about that. >> very interesting. have you ever receive thad in your single days? did you receive cryptic messages, texts, what is this dude trying to say? >> yes, yes. it usually means he's just not that into you. usually what it means. >> i mean, sometimes, i can't really talk right now. >> have you sent them? have you sent those? >> in my single days, you know. got to sharpen up the game. >> if a guy texts and says, i'm business friday and saturday, i can meet you for lunch on tuesday -- >> it means i'm dating somebody else. you've been relegated to the weekday. that's what that means. >> no need to use the website. just call rob. >> play on, player. up next, it can be tough sorting through the information when to have a mammogram. in our "medical minute" we'll wrap up latest recommendations. later, some real life sleeping beauties. why some women close their eyes, waiting for a kiss and hope to marry a prince. this is real life. don't go far. you're watching "world news now." ♪ by your side
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welcome back, everybody. as we've said here before, of course, october is breast cancer awareness month. >> that's right. >> sunny, i notice you have on pink in honor of the month. i like that. >> i have it on -- i am supporting the cause. this is as good a time as any, to remind you, particularly women out there, about signs of the disease. we get those from abc's dr. timothy johnson. >> reporter: early detection is crucial in the fight against breast cancer. despite some controversy over the effectiveness of mammograms, the centers for disease control
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and prevention says they are among the best tests doctors have to catch early signs of breast cancer. the x-rays can sometimes detect a problem long before a woman notices a change in the look or feel of her breast. the cdc recommends women aged 50 and older get a mammogram every two years. those in their 40s should consult with their doctor about whelp and how often they should be screened. most health insurance companies cover the cost of mammograms. they're available at hospitals, clinics, and even some doctors' offices. there are also programs that offer mammograms for free or at very low cost. breast cancer ranks as the fifth leading cause of death among women 40 and older. but with early detection, health officials think many more women could have longer and healthier lives. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> good advice. thank you, dr. tim johnson. still ahead, it's either a fairy tale come to life or a real-life nightmare. >> why some women promise to marry complete strangers whether they turn out to be a prince or
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something special here on "world news now" this morning. it's rare that we feature a report from kiev, the capital of ukraine. >> we do it all here. that's where a rather unique art event is taking place based on the fairytale "sleeping beauty." abc's reporter went to check it out. >> reporter: once upon a time, in a land far, far away. there was a young woman who could only be awakened by a kiss from her one true love. ♪ although many men and some women tried to wake her, none proved to be her soul's match. ♪ if you're thinking "sleeping beauty," you're right.
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but this isn't a movie. it's an art exhibit in kiev, ukraine. it's not just art. this young woman signed a legal contract agreeing to marry the person who opens her eyes. and the kissers, princes and frogs have agreed to do the same. instead of the evil malificent, and the three good fares -- >> no, it cannot be! >> reporter: -- the mastermind of this sleeping beauty is this artist who set up two cameras to capture every moment. >> it becomes a sort of like fantasy area. >> reporter: we don't know where tl the story ends and the real life begins. every day one of five beauties agrees to sleep in the museum. members of the public who pass a cursory, visual herpes test from the guard here can give it their best smooch. >> keep our voices down. so we don't wake up sleeping beauty. but here's where the fairytale comes alive. the would-be princes step up and give it their best shot.
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>> who would want to be kissed by complete strangers. meet 23-year-old olga who says she is in it for love. i was sure fur me with one kiss i could tell if it was my guy or not, she says. can you make a connection with somebody in one kiss? your senses become heightened, olga says. i can feel it when it's coming. it becomes intense, and there's a certain ee rot sichl involved. the exhibit attracts interesting characters and also people searching for true love. after nearly three weeks, only one of the five beauties opens her eyes. and when she does -- she sees a pair of lips belonging to another young woman named katia who seems just as shocked. two women can't legally marry in ukraine, but -- >> we'll be friends, i think. >> reporter: maybe it is possible, maybe it is not that easy. maybe true love is real, and maybe, just maybe you can find it with one kiss. just like a fairytale.
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well, now it's time for "the mix." get this. you know that poking feature function on facebook? >> annoying, i think. >> i think it's creepy. actually some mit students have designed a wearable social media vest, yes, and it translates every virtual facebook like into a real hug. it's sort of like poking when you like somebody. so then -- see you can sit there. >> like a real vest people can wear. >> when you're sitting there, it hugs you. >> how lonely do you have to be, sitting in front of your computer on facebook waiting for a vest to inflate to hug you based on somebody's electronic click. that's the saddest loneliest
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little thing. >> that's so creepy. much creepier than the poke. the poke is creepy. that takes it to a creepy, just, it's -- anyway. >> what kind of dating life must you have? >> mit students came up with that. >> brit yapt butlliant, but a l lonely. something new they're doing. the like button. i like this, i like that. now they're testing a want button on facebook. you can say -- you want something, a different kind of product. home furnishing, piece of clothing something like that. going to partner with well-known chains, pottery barn, victoria's secret. >> will the people give the things to you? >> you click the "want," and it appears on your timeline. people can see what you want and perhaps share. >> like pottery barn is going to give it to you for free. >> no. there may be some kind of fee structure involved in all of this. it works out. you can build this portfolio on facebook, your wish list of
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goods that you want. of course, all linked back to getting your advertising and all that. whatever. whatever. >> okay, if i am not getting it for free? >> what's the point? >> what's the point? >> facebook has to make advertisers money somehow. well, you know i'm addicted to twitter. >> you and paula. >> not facebook. i love twitter. apparently there has been a study by researchers at chicago university's booth business school and they determined that the yearning to interact through tweets and photos and comments was stronger than sex and cigarettes. >> what? >> yes. people will not give up their twitter for sex. >> so people would rather tweet than do the deed. that's what you're telling me. >> yeah. >> some people. >> i'm not sure. >> if you had to pick one, sunny, hate to put you on the spot. the fact that you got to think about it. ooh. i'm going to call your husband. i'm going to call your husband. that should be a quick answer. >> give up twitter? >> really. come on, sunny. still thinking about it. ooh. i'm going to call mr. hostin. find out what is going on. we have some problems
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this morning on "world news now" -- next stop, state prison. jerry sandusky is sentenced as accusers stood just feet away. >> the convicted child molester remained defiant to the end as a judge sentenced him to what will likely be the rest of his life in prison. it's wednesday, october 10th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. and my sunshine is back! >> i'm so happy to be back. >> always good to have you back here. yes, indeed. it's been a few weeks. always good to have you back. >> i always have fun here. >> pretty in pink. >> i'm sunny hostin. well, as the judge handed down that sentence we just talked about, jerry sandusky heard from his victims as they revealed the damage his acts
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caused. >> what a dramatic day in court with that case. oh, you have to wonder. i know you have a lot of opinions on how all that went down. >> yeah. >> we'll get to that in just a second. we'll have much more on the sandusky case coming up in just a minute. but first a look at some of the other stories in this half hour, the show today, we are learning disturbing new details about last month's attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. a state department official now calls what happened unprecedented. and also this half hour, the strange case of the spy, the terrorist, and the wife who may have brought him down. that's right. international intrigue is at the heart of this one, and brian ross brings us the details of a plot that's worthy of a made-for-tv drama. i wouldn't be surprised if a tv drama wasn't made out of that. >> no kidding. the underworld of espionage, spies, how it operates, what can trip people up. a fascinating look behind the curtains. stay tuned for that. plus, trouble on the set of
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a popular show. one of the contestants on "dancing with the stars" is dealing with more than drama. she's also dealing with some danger. behind the scenes on that show. we'll get to all that coming up in just a second. but first, jerry sandusky's lawyers are now working on his appeal after the former penn state assistant coach was given a sentence meant to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. >> sandusky was given 30 to 60 years in prison for child sex abuse after he and some victims had their say in court. abc's jim avila reports from bellefonte, pennsylvania. >> reporter: this is what three months in the slammer can do to a man. jerry sandusky has lost weight. his skin turned gray. and his gregarious everyone's pal persona shrunken inward, the arrogance gone. >> he did not have the annoying grin the a defeated man today. >> reporter: that was before the judge lowered the boom. not a day less than 30 years, as many as 60. >> he will not get out until
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he's 97 or 98 years old. so he's going to die in prison. >> reporter: his wife dottie in court for support. sandusky complained about the verdi verdict, and in a defiant trim bling voice proclaimed his innocence, quote, i feel a need to talk. i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts. a more emotional echo of what we heard him say in a public statement released to the penn state radio station. >> they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >> reporter: but in court sandusky would not have the last word. three of his ten victims confronted him face to face. victim five, i'm haunted by his naked body. victim six, kids you promised to help you victimized. and victim four, you were supposed to be a role model. instead you decided to attack us. their former mentor turned tormentor, maintaining his own delusion, said the lead prosecutor, that it was sandusky, not the boys, who were victimized. >> a masterpiece of denial,
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self-delusion, completely untethered from reality, and without any acceptance of responsibility. >> reporter: life in prison echoing in his ears, heading back to isolation at county jail for another ten days as state prison prepares for him. nothing special, no separate quarters even for famous pedophiles in pennsylvania. after 30 days of assess meant, he'll be assigned to the general population in one of the state's 25 men's prisons where his attorney knows he will need protection. >> it only takes one, one person, who wants to make a name for himself to do something drastic. >> reporter: underneath his red jailhouse jumpsuit, jerry sandusky wore a bulletproof vest. once, in fact, he gets to the state prison, he will be allowed to take with him his wedding ring, a cheap watch, dentures, and eyeglass if he needs them. and, yes, he will be allowed to have a television set. and if he can afford the cable,
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he'll be able to watch penn state football games. but he will never again be allowed to visit children. >> oh, thank you, jim avila for the report. 25 prisons he could be sent to. they'll make the determination in the coming days. none of the prisons have special housing facilities for sex offenders you heard there. so there is definitely a security risk. i don't think most people are sympathetic to that at all. and, he didn't show much remorse for the victims. >> he showed no remorse whatsoever. and i've got to tell you, rob, i was so surprised at the sentence. his exposure was something like over 400 years. and remember the madoff case, the judge in federal court, gave madoff 150 years. it was the max that he could have gotten. and madoff stole money from people. jerry sandusky stole these -- the innocence. he stole their souls. and i -- you know, i prosecuted child sex crimes. i know what it does to the victims. they will never be the same. >> why do you think it was 60 instead of the max of 400?
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>> the judge basically said he didn't want to give this inflated, arbitrary number. he had reasoning for giving that sentence. but i know that symbolism matters. you've got to send a message to the communities, to the victims, to those pedophiles who are out there. >> still out there. >> especially those who look the other way, child sex abuse, this behavior, these crimes will not be tolerated. and i just think it was a missed opportunity by this judge. >> any hope for appeal? >> no. >> just a formality, right? >> no, yeah. believe it. well, police in suburban denver still have no suspects and no major lead five days after a 10-year-old girl vanished on her way to school. they released more photos and this home video, hoping to give the public a better look at jessica ridgeway. the fifth grader never made it to school last friday. her mother works the night shift. she said she was sleeping and didn't get the voice mail from the school for eight hours. yesterday she made an emotional plea for her daughter's return.
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>> it's not ever, ever anything i want ever, any parent to go through. and i never would have thought that i would have had to. but we are a strong family, so i know we will get through this. >> jessica's father was also there saying they would never stop looking for her. meanwhile the fbi is trying to determine whether jessica's disappearance is linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. also this morning we're learning some dramatic new details about last month's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, all of this taking place ahead of a major congressional hearing set for later today. the state department says several groups of men lost a sustained assault without warning, armed with machine guns, mortars, even rocket-propelled grenades. and the state department
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officials are backing away from early administration claims that anger over the anti-muslim video is what sparked the rampage. a 345i superior a major reversal there. also, politic this morning, 27 days left until the big election in november. mitt romney joined on the campaign trail last night in ohio by new jersey governor chris christie. given the critical role that that state plays in this year's election, romney is devoting much energy there ahead of next tuesday's debate. meanwhile president obama is back in the white house after his campaign swing through the state. mr. obama appealed to young voters with a stop at ohio state. he told students there, quote, everything we fall for in 2008 is on the line in 2012, and he urged those young folks to cast their ballots early. and big bird, as i'm sure you've heard by now, is featured in one of the president's campaign spots. the ad mocks romney's pledge to defund pbs if elected. told voters in ohio, the president should be focusing on serious matter rather than the big yellow bird. sesame workshop, which supports
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"sesame street" and other public broadcasting shows, demanded that obama's campaign remain the a the campaign says it is reviewing that. the first ever retail workers strike against walmart spread to dozens of stores in at least 12 cities. the protesting workers want the right to unionize, complaining they're underpaid and lacking in basic benefits. many also say they are disrespected in the workplace. >> i come back and they tell me, "you're fired." and i said, "what for? i didn't do anything." the store manager said "we no longer need you." when i came become to get my check they say, "you're not fired. who told you you're fired?" >> they take to us like we're nobody. >> striking workers are taking their complaints to bentonville, arkansas, for walmart's annual shareholders meeting.
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a walmart spokesperson says those involved in the walkout represent a small fraction of the company's million-plus work-forwork force. in lighter news now, thrill seeker felix baumgartner may try again tomorrow for the death-defying, 23-mile free fall. his attempt yesterday had to be postponed because of some high wind at the new mexico launch site. the balloon that carries baumgartner into the stratosphere is so delicate, it can only take flight if winds were two miles an hour or below. so stay tuned. and in baseball's playoffs, the road to the world series, it was a night for staying alive. the a's got off on the right foot, scoring a run in the first inning in their game against detroit. they added another in the fifth. home run, in fact, by smith, and that was enough. and the a's stay alive with a 2-0 win. detroit leads the best-of-five series, 2-1. in the national league's only game yesterday, san francisco stayed alive against cincinnati. they won, 2-1. the red lead the series, 2-1. and there are games in all four playoff series set for today.
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so if you're a baseball fan, this is your favorite time of year. >> exactly. >> getting done to the nitty-gritty. >> right. this is my favorite time of year. >> really? >> the holidays. because it's officially time to start getting ready for the holidays simply because neiman marcus is out with its over-the-top christmas catalog. who doesn't love that? >> guessing you're a big neiman marcus fan. >> most expensive item, his/hers watches from van cleef & arpels, trips to paris, they can be yours for over $1 million. >> oh, that cheap? yeah. well, for those on a budget like most of us can consider a special edition red mclaren sports car. all yours for just $354,000. just a paltry sum there. i'll take the watch for christmas, though, sunny. appreciate that. >> you got it. >> thank you.
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well, there is nothing qui well, there's nothing quite like a bit of cloak and dagger, especially on a wednesday hump day morning. this one, though, centers on the killing of a top al qaeda leader in yemen just over a year ago. >> it seems the lady in his life and a cia spy led to his downfall. abc's brian ross has the details. >> reporter: he evaded the u.s. for years, but a new report says anwar al awlaki's downfall may have been linked to his wife's shopping list for pantene shampoo, nivea deodorant, dove soap, and other items not available in yemen. we have sent other people before and nothing really suited her taste, he wrote as he sent the list to someone he thought was a trusted al qaeda aide. but the trusted aide now says he was a spy. in an interview with a danish
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newspaper, morten storm, a danish convert to islam, says he went to yemen and worked with the cia to help track and kill al awlaki. >> he was a terrorist. he wanted to kill innocent people. >> reporter: storm was part of a radical islamic group in europe. this was him in '05 at an anti-u.s. rally that made news in london. six months later, he says, he had been recruited by danish intelligence for his dangerous role. >> if al qaeda had come to the conclusion that he was spying for the danes and the cia, they would have killed him immediately. >> reporter: in fact, like popular "homeland" tv show, agents use high-tech devices to track their targets. >> start with the encrypted files. really, it's important. >> reporter: in the case of al awlaki, they bugged a thumb drive he used to send messages including the wife's list. >> reporter: transmitter would be placed in the program that could send a message so he could be located. >> reporter: communications sent
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in september, and al awlaki was killed september 30th last year. the u.s. was using a variety of efforts to track al awlaki. and the cia would not comment on the alleged role of the danish spy. brian ross, abc new, new york. snoop well, the shopping list foiled in the whole plot. >> my goodness. still to come, she survived double elimination on last night's "dancing with the stars," but is bristol palin dancing with danger? how her appearance on the show has taken a pretty serious turn. wu but first an important warning about a product that you may have in your home that could start fires. you're watching "world nbñoñ?x1?
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by that we mean it's fiery, and we promise it will spark your interest. >> on a serious note, a widely used product that could be in your home is more of a threat than you are probably aware of. abc's elizabeth leamy ignites the story about linseed oil. >> reporter: devastating fires. a week ago in illinois, the week before that, massachusetts. but like this blaze in washington, d.c., they were caused without a spark. the flames started by themselves. it is the danger of linseed oil, a wood stain and sealant found in every hardware store. we're going to show you how it happens. s to tossing some linseed oil-soaked rags and newspapers into a box. that's exactly what mike and sherri prentiss of cincinnati did. >> i had put it folded on itself into the corner of the garage. >> reporter: suddenly they were fighting for their lives. >> there were flames shooting 30 feet into the skies. >> reporter: in our experiment after just an hour the linseed soaked rags have reached 110 degrees.
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two hours in, we spot smoke. linseed oil is safe for wood because you spread it out. but left on wadded up rags or paper, the oil is so concentrated that it heats up as it's evaporates. some experts say take linseed oil-soaked rags and spread them out on your driveway until they are totally dry. want to be even more cautious? get a metal can, fill it up with water, dump the rags in, and seal it up. it has been a little over three hours now, and suddenly, we see flames. >> ooh. >> reporter: and, remember, all with no outside spark. elisabeth leamy, abc news, washington. >> wow. >> i'm shocked. >> some news you can use, that's for sure. >> exactly. no more linseed oil. >> you're done. >> it's also edible.
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♪ i'm watching i'm watching ♪ i'm watching i'm watching i'm watching american television ♪ ♪ i'm watching i'm watching i'm watching american television ♪ ♪ i'm watching >> finally this half hour, bad news for drew lachey. >> lachey. >> nick lachey -- that's right and drew lachey. sorry. >> that worked out well. you can say this next name. >> and helio castroneves. they'll are now former contestants on "dancing with the stars." yes, former contestants because they were both booted off the show last night. >> not only did bristol palin get low marks this week, she also received a death threat. we get the disturbing details
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now from abc's nick watt. >> reporter: it was one of the most tear-filled blow-ups we have ever seen. bristol palin an emotional wreck in rehearsal. a sign of partner strain and something potentially more serious. >> what are you saying? >> you're not there. >> reporter: her mom sarah backstage before the show broke sinister news on facebook. i am sorry to say she is getting those annoying death threats and more mystery white powder sent to her while on dwts this all-star season. ♪ they had it coming >> reporter: a similar package sent the last time she was on the show in 2010. this time bristol is defiant. >> with our security here, we feel safe. >> reporter: so who would threaten the daughter of mama grizzly? >> some one man who does not have a lot going on in their life. so a show like "dancing with the stars," unfortunately, is an ideal target for people who want
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to -- to send threats. >> reporter: a man tried to break into the studio to meet gymnast shawn johnson on the show, with a gun, duct tape and love letters found in his car according to police. security was tightened when erin andrews received e-mail threats. the producers released a statement saying they take the health and safety of all our competitors and employees very seriously. the lapd and fbi are on the trail of the mystery white powder, which turned out not to be anthrax. >> you do a 360 around the package, where it came from, and that can give you the lead. >> reporter: meanwhile bristol was doing the pasodoble for survival. >> bristol, get the aggression out. it works! >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> a lot of twisted people in the word. wow. >> my goodness. don't vote for her. you don't have to send her a white powder. >> relax, everybody. it's a dancing show. whoo! more from abc next.
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this morning on "world news now" -- unprecedented attack. state department officials reveal vivid new details of last month's deadly assault in libya. >> the information comes ahead of a key hearing today on capitol hill. it's wednesday, october 10th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good wednesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> always good to have you back, sunshine. >> good to be here. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to those dramatic revelations about the rampage in benghazi in just a moment. but also this half hour, jerry sandusky's day of reckoning. the prosecutor paints a picture of defiance and denial as
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sandusky is sentenced to decades in prison, likely for the rest of his life. >> likely. >> absolutely. a small window. >> but there's a small window for him, only 30 to 60 years. and then a dying woman trying to enjoy the trip of a lifetime is man-handled by the tsa. how the agency is answering charges that this time it went way too far. rob, why am i not surprised at this story? >> we all know that you are not a finance of flying or the tsa or the rule about no cell phones on the plane, but this story makes you angry. >> it does, it does. >> it's absolutely ridiculous. we're see what the tsa -- how it's defending itself this time. and then later not one, but two all-stars get the boot. we'll have all the double elimination details from last night's "dancing with the stars." >> and i actually watched it, and i thought the wrong people got the boot. >> did you really? i am stunned you have an opinion on that. i didn't watch it last night. so i got to rely on you in a few minutes. well, on to more serious news. one month after the deadly
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attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, and three other americans, congress is set to open hearings into the assault today. >> and we're now learning about how the streets of benghazi exploded into violence. tonight, the night ambassador chris stevens and others were killed. jonathan karl tells us what state department officials are now revealing. >> reporter: this is ahead of a major congressional hearing into what happened on that attack on our consulate in libya. and we're hearing new details, details that we have never heard before about what went down. this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad. and became an attack. now we are told there was no protest going on outside that em ba is i. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on. and we're told they saw a large
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number of armed men coming and approaching the compound. we're told it was a very complex attack. without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history. never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else. we were told, by this, this senior state department official. one other fascinating detail is that they still don't know how ambassador stevens got to the hospital. doctors at the hospital took the cell phone out of his -- out of his pants, out of his pocket, and started calling it. that's how they found out he was there. they say they continue to investigate, but they have never given us anywhere near detailed timeline like this. believe me a big part of this is because you have a major congressional hearing and they wanted to get this out now. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> wow. >> the details that we are hearing are just -- so incredible to me. this detail -- the area of the compound was about the size of a football field with a 9-foot-high wall topped by 3 feet of barbed wire. and, in fact, the ambassador was in a safe haven room with other agents. and they could see these armed men roaming through that house,
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trying to open greats, looking for them. i mean the amount of intelligence that these men had to have had to know where the ambassador was, how to get into the compound that was so heavily guarded and targeting that safe haven room. that really is unprecedented. >> that's how -- why you can see in the first couple of days from linked to the anti-muslim film, to now saying -- this was a coordinated premeditated terrorist attack. there's no other conclusion to draw once you hear the details. it sounds like such a well fortified building. >> yes. >> and the all. intelligence they had, clearly this was something in the works. not coincidental, it occurred on 9/11. a date burned into our american psyche forever. but scary. you can imagine a lot of tough questions on capitol hill today. that's why foreign policy now is becoming a hot issue in the presidential race because so many unanswered questions about the night in libya. >> the timing of the hearing is curious at best. >> hot there on capitol hill. yep. well, now to "your voice, your vote."
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with 27 days until the election, president obama is back at the white house after a campaign swing through ohio. the president urged students at ohio state to vote early. democratic advisers are playing down a recent surge in the polls by mitt romney saying they always expected the race to be close. romney was also campaigning in ohio, getting support from new jersey governor chris christie. voters in the buckeye state will see a lot of romney over the next few days. the campaigns and outside groups have spent more than $141 million on tv ads in ohio through the beginning of october. the killing of mexico's most feared criminal gang kingpin should be considered a major coup in the war on drugs. but it has now turned into a bit of an embarrassment. mexican special forces say they killed cartel leader, heriberto lazcano.
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in a vicious gun battle. then it fizzled as armed gunmen stormed a funeral home and snatched lazcano's remains from under the noses of authorities. >> how did he disappear? >> that is a wild story. >> that is fascinating. >> the nickname says it all, "the executioner." he actually had a $5 million bounty on his head. but he's the highest profile drug lord to be killed or captured when mexican president kale der roan took office in 2006. they got one of the big fish here for sure. but the drug war in mexico is frightening and violent and doesn't even begin to scratch the surface there. >> unbelievable. apparently he was also one of mexico's most wanted men. and this isn't the first time that a body has disappeared. the cartels are sort of known for doing that kind of thing. >> it is. scary. speaking of body, one was pulled out of the charles river in boston. identified as that of jonathan dailey, an architecture graduate student who has been missing since last tuesday. dailey's roommate said they spent the evening at home watching tv and went to bed. those who knew him best said dailey never would have taken off without telling someone.
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>> he had just the clothes on his back. he didn't have i.d. with him. we think he might have had $100. but it was like he was casually going out at 8:30 in the evening to go get some coffee. >> investigators have released very few details about how dailey might have died, but unidentified sources say his body was weighed down by a cinder bloc. lawyers for jerry sandusky are expected to put the wheels in motion for an appeal after jerry sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys. sandusky gave a rambling statement, maintaining his innocence, while his victims painted the former penn state assistant coach as a monster. lead prosecutor joe mcgettigan says sandusky deserves to be behind bars for the rest of his life. >> he displayed deviance, mars sichl narcissism, and lack of feeling
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for the pain he caused others and to the end, unwillingness to sep responsibility. in fact, his statement today was a masterpiece of banal, self-delusion. completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance or responsibility. >> after sandusky's sentencing, the penn state president put out a statement saying "while the sentence cannot erase what happened, hopefully it will provide comfort to those affected by these horrible events." the deadly meningitis outbreak is getting worse by the day with florida now reporting its first death late last night. that brings the total death toll now to 12. at least 119 people in ten states have come down with the deadly but noncontagious form of the disease. the rare cases of fungal meningitis have been tied to contaminated steroid shots that have all been made by a specialty pharmacy in the state of massachusetts. nasa scientists say they may have solved a martian mystery. the small piece of shiny object that they found on the planet is most likely a piece of plastic that fell from the curiosity
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rover and it's nothing to worry about. the spacecraft captured an image of the object after scooping up martian sand and dust over the weekend. space jumper felix baumgartner is confined to earth this morning after the balloon weather troubles postponed his flight. the balloon that carries the daredevil into the stratosphere is so delicate it can only launch if winds are two miles an hour or below. they may try again tomorrow morning depending on the weather. >> i think the world is fascinated to see if this guy survive this or not from 23 miles up. i can't wait. >> is this really a good idea? i just -- >> better him than us, right? >> yes. >> phew. >> well, here's a look at your wednesday weather. another drizzly day from new york to d.c. showers in new england. a shot of cold air in the plains and midwest. rain or snow showers from fargo to the northern great lakes. showers from san francisco to san diego. 70s in sacramento and much of the rockies. 60s in the pacific northwest. mostly 50s in the midwest.
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well, some new insight this morning into the mystery of stonehenge, artwork in the ancient landmark that we've never seen before. >> researchers scanning the stone circle with 3-d lasers found layers of faded art, dozens of prehistoric carvings embedded so deep it can't be seen with the naked eye. the discovery suggests that more effort was put into creating this side of stonehenge, possibly because most ancient people would have approached from that direction. >> huh. who knew? >> interesting. well, coming up, a big night last night on "dancing with the stars," the dreaded double elimination. we'll tell you who is out ahead in "the skinny." first, if this doesn't get your blood boiling, airport outrage. a dying woman experiences a humiliating pat down at the hands of tsa agents. what they did to her and how the agency is now responding. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no!no!
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sunny, i know your feelings about airlines and the tsa. so this story you're not going to like at all, an understatement. it all took place at the airport in seattle. >> yes. a woman who's terminally ill says screeners embarrassed her in front of other passengers. as joel moreno of our seattle station reports, she was also
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refused privacy which she had asked for. >> reporter: as airport screening measures evolve, travelers must constantly adjust to new requirements. michelle dunaj tried to do everything right for one of the last trips of her life but says tsa humiliated her. >> i had five total bags of these. >> reporter: dunaj is dying of leukemia and carried a large amount of prescription drugs through sea-tac last week for a trip to hawaii. she called alaska airlines ahead of time for a wheelchair and asked how her medicine should be separate ford security line. >> i did everything they asked me to do, so i didn't think it would be an issue. >> reporter: but during the screening she says nothing went right. a machine couldn't get a reading on her saline bag, so a tsa agent forced one open contaminating the fluid she need to survive. because of organ failure, dunaj has feeding tubes into her stomach. she says agents made her lift her shirt to pull back the bandages with passengers staring. she asked for privacy and says she was told no. >> they just said that it was fine, the location we were at was fine.
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>> reporter: tsa says officers are trained to perform pat downs in a dignified manner and at any point passengers can request a private screening with a witness present. clearly dunaj's request wasn't honored. tsa website has information people traveling with wheelchairs or medicines and asks that passengers contact them directly. dunaj says she doesn't want other people with special needs to have the same bad experience. her final days are too precious to spend a single moment being mistreated. >> and when somebody wants to take a trip, especially what i call an end-of-life trip because you want to see your family and friends, then it becomes -- it's even more important than just taking a trip. >> that's -- >> where's the humanity? where's the humanity? >> that is outrageous. outrageous. if she called ahead and said, look, this is my situation and still they weren't ready for her, knowing what her life situation is right now, that's appalling.
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>> she's got medication, feeding tubes and tubes. it's obvious this is a sick woman. >> not a terrorist or threat to the airline. >> yeah, yeah. >> oh, man. tsa. >> nice job. nice job, tsa, nice job. >> let's lighten the mood, shall we? we'll come back with "the skinny" this morning. >> you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now" continues after this from ou>x?6
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well, now, it's time for "the skinny." i actually watched the "dancing with the stars" double elimination last night because i just like the double elimination thing because the stakes are so high. >> the stakes are so high. >> i've got tell you it was surprised by who got eliminated because the folks that got eliminated were, if i remember, two stars go home. it was helio castroneves and drew lachey. and i thought drew lachey did a good job. there he goes. he was moving his bum bum, did a good job. he looked good. helio looked good as well. >> who didn't look so good in my opinion? kirstie alley. her dance partner had this weirdo wig on. dancing to "moves like jagger," wasn't moving very well. got to tell you, bristol palin. >> she got the lowest scores of the night -- lowest scores of
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the week. didn't get the boot. >> she was not good. she looked really pretty. she looked good. but it's dancing competition. it's not a looks competition. >> no, but, you know what? everything in this country turns into, you know, a popularity contest. you know that. >> it does, and it shouldn't because it's dancing. >> many of us never left high school. >> you know who was good? emmitt smith. he did this torpedo dive in between like a torpedo dive in between his partner's legs. from a distance. like ran. >> an athlete. star running back. >> it was hot. it was smoking hot. >> you're into it. i like this. you're into this. >> season 86. i like it. >> it was good. double elimination. maybe not so good here, the feud between anderson cooper and star jones. this thing goes back a couple weeks. star on the "today show", accused anderson of coming out as gay because of a ratings ploy. that's what she said on the "today" show. he got on his talk show and fired back and said don't get me in a war with star jones. i said my piece on star jones.
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i'm not one to have a feud on all this. he said, look, i didn't know she was still on tv. i didn't come out because i wanted to get ratings out. i came out because i wanted to at the prompting of a friend. anyway then he apparently came out later and said the "today" show wanted him to come on with star and kind of duke it out. and he said, they tried to book me, blah, blah, blah. i was like i've got nothing more to say nor do i want to be in a room with her. i am done. she said something. he fired back. she tweeted something back. he said something back. just -- it just got -- just got messy. >> he wins. think he wins. got to tell you. i think he wins. >> if there is a winner, gauge career longevity. how about that? well, janet jackson, janet jackson, there is this story in ""vanity fair,"" very, very juicy, all about the jackson family, michael jackson's burial. apparently they said in the story that janet jackson paid
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$40,000 for a burial plot deposit that she gave to the cemetery. before she allowed the funeral to take place, she wanted to be reimbursed $40,000. >> that is no money for janet. >> she wants a retraction. i don't know. >> think jacksons, think drama, folks. that's it. ♪ >> oh, sorry. love country. finally this half hour, it's [ snoring ]
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ o my dog died >> sorry. i love country. finally this half hour, it's called music city, but our purposes we'll simply cal "nashville" the new drama that premieres tonight here on abc. >> that's 10:00 p.m./9:00 central here on abc. george pin auk owe of our abc los angeles station talked to the stars of the show. >> i know you. you're burning up out there, girl. >> oh, thank you. my mama was one of your biggest fans.
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>> reporter: the new drama series "nashville" takes us inside come the competitive world of the country music business. connie britton plays a veteran artist no longer a fixture at the top of the charts. and hayden panettiere, the brash young up-and-comer who will do what it takes to succeed. connie, should we be thinking of people in the country music world who exist now, when we watch the show, reba, miranda lambert, or taylor swift? >> i don't think anyone on the show has based the character on some real country performer. i think it would be limiting to us if we were just trying to play somebody who's out there in the world. i think we have much more freedom to create these characters that just feel true to our story. ♪ >> reporter: the show is a dream come true for hayden who gets mix her two pas- mu1 o >> i love being able to do it. it is definitely getting to a level that i've not experienced
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i've tried my hand in it, but the whole stage presence of it and the audience aspect of it, it's different. it is new. >> reporter: it's exactly the opposite for connie. she's a newcomer to the recording world. ♪ i'm already gone >> i think i wanted to do something where i felt really challenged and something that felt different from what i've been doing before, and it's just great opportunity to stretch some different muscles. so that's what i've been doing. >> george pennacchio, los angeles, abc news. >> i think that is going to be a hit. >> you are calling it? calling it al >> it's going to be big. country music is huge. >> it's going to be good. oh, see! >> oh, see. i guess you think it is going to be a hit too. >t's the cf1-y-- >> she knew some >> when you're an overnight anchor, it gets you places. it gets you places. >> it helps. >> the vending machine. the parking lot. high speed internet at home
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